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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Mouth

Hector Perry inspected Nolan’s work, following the steps and double-checking the answers; Nolan mentally was more advanced than any of Mr. Perry’s students, however he never bothered to learn the steps to solving the equations. Hector told him he got all the answers correct, but to come back and see him after school was over, stressing that he wasn’t in trouble. He spent his lunch period on how to explain the importance of showing the process that leads to finding an answer, that it’s not just about proving that you know what you’re talking about, but showing how others can follow you to the same conclusion if they have any doubts; that this wasn’t just a necessary tool in math and science, but for convincing others to see your point of view in other aspects of life. If you demand proof from others then show them proof yourself.

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